CHAPTER 150

GAME

TRAINING OR BREAKING OF DOGS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 74 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, ENTITLED "FISH, OYSTERS AND GAME" IN RELATION TO THE TRAINING OR BREAKING OF DOGS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 74 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of 2869. Sec. 68. and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to be known as 2869. Sec. 68, as follows :

2869. Sec. 68. Training or Breaking Dogs Lawful; Exception; Proviso; Unlawful to Carry Gun, When:--It shall be lawful for the owner or custodian of any bird, rabbit, or fox dog, to train and break the same, at any time of the year daylight or night, except during the months of March, April, May, June, July and August. Provided, that while training or breaking dogs, the owner or custodian thereof exercises reasonable precaution to keep such dogs in control, and if any such dog or dogs shall, during such training, wander off and out of control of the owner or custodian without his fault, such dog or dogs shall not be deemed to be running at large within the meaning of this Section. Any dog or dogs killing any game protected by the laws of this State, during the closed season, while so training, the owner or custodian shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than Two Dollars nor more than Five Dollars for each offense.

It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a gun while training a dog or dogs in closed game season.

Approved April 16, 1943.